January 15th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

City Commission approves SEED-sponsored coliseum sign

January 15, 2015

The Sweetwater City Commission approved a request Tuesday by Ken Becker for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) to enter a contract with the Nolan County Coliseum Complex to construct a new sign at the intersection of Elm and Broadway.

Learn more in Thursday's edition.

Mayor recognizes SISD Board

January 15, 2015

Sweetwater Mayor Jim McKenzie is pictured reading a proclamation commending the Sweetwater ISD board for their service to its students and community during a SISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday.

School board recognizes robotics team

January 15, 2015

The Sweetwater B.E.S.T. (Bettering Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics team was recognized for their 2014 achievements by the SISD Board of Trustees Tuesday. At the local competition held at TSTC in October, the SHS B.E.S.T. team swept every category with either a first or second place showing. At the national-regional level, SHS was also formidable, placing second out of 60 schools in the Engineering Notebook category and sixth place overall for Robot Performance.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Local sports calendar

January 15, 2015

Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys host tournament through Friday, Jan. 16.
District 2-4A openers: Sweetwater boys play at Lamesa — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play at Lamesa — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe plays at Hamlin — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Veribest starting at 6:15 p.m.

All-Big Country

January 15, 2015

Eight Nolan County high school football players — four from Roscoe and two each from Blackwell and Highland — received All-Big Country recognition this week from the Abilene Reporter-News in either Class 1A or 2A.

Find our more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Three area hoop teams collect wins

January 15, 2015

Three of the six Nolan County high school basketball teams located outside Sweetwater were winners on Tuesday night.

Learn more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

SMS boys hoopsters hosting tournament

January 15, 2015

All four of Sweetwater Middle School’s boys teams will participate in a two-day basketball tournament at the school starting today.

Learn more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

JV girls nip Levelland for 1st district victory

January 15, 2015

Texas Williams scored 18 points and Sonora Medellin 17 as Sweetwater’s JV girls held off Levelland, 47-46, here Tuesday for their first win in district play.

Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

January 15, 2015

Today will be partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny with a high around 55. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 34 and southwest winds around 5 mph.
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